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  • World War I Fighter Pilot Culture
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    World War I Fighter Pilot Culture

    Today’s fighter pilot culture has its origins in World War I. In this program, military historian Michael Hankins revealed the airmen behind the romanticized facades, and described how…

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  • Black Soldiers in France and Jim Crow America
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    Black Soldiers in France and Jim Crow America

    Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith examined how African Americans endured military service during World War I while simultaneously battling the racism of Jim Crow America. She argued that the…

    246 views
  • emThe Escape Artistsem
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    The Escape Artists

    Neal Bascomb recounted a group of Allied prisoners who escaped a German POW camp in 1918, digging a tunnel for several months and then traveling 150 miles to Holland.

    802 views
  • US Armys Role in Defeating Germany
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    U.S. Army's Role in Defeating Germany

    Military historian Geoffrey Wawro talked about his book, Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I. Professor Wawro used photographs and maps to…

    339 views
  • Lessons Learned From 1916 Battle of Jutland
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    Lessons Learned From 1916 Battle of Jutland

    U.S. Naval War College Professor James Holmes analyzed the World War I Battle of Jutland between the British Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy. A Navy gunnery officer on a battleship…

    330 views
  • Story of the Lost Battalion
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    Story of the Lost Battalion

    Historian and author Robert Laplander presented a talk titled Hell’s Half Acre - The True Story of the Lost Battalion. Mr. Laplander has studied the subject for over twenty years and is the…

    526 views
  • American Women in World War I France
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    American Women in World War I France

    During the Spanish-American War, the YMCA initiated a program to recruit women to bring a little bit of home to U.S. troops. In this program from the National World War I Museum in Kansas…

    252 views
  • World War I and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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    World War I and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Gavin McIlvenna talked about the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery following World War I. A former guard at the…

    879 views
  • Alvin York Medal of Honor Centennial
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    Alvin York Medal of Honor Centennial

    Alvin York biographer Douglas Mastriano talked about the life of the Tennessee native including his early years growing up on a farm, his religious conversion and pacifism, and his World War I actions…

    567 views
  • US and Russia in March 1917
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    U.S. and Russia in March 1917

    Journalist and author Will Englund discussed his book, March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution. Mr. Englund details the turmoil and opposition to World War I in Russia that forced Czar Nicholas…

    195 views
  • National World War I Museum and Memorial Part 3
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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 3

    Lora Vogt showed World War I uniforms and gas masks from the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s collection. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri,…

    339 views
  • World War I in the Middle East
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    World War I in the Middle East

    U.S. Army Command & General Staff College professor Brian Steed talked about the impact of World War I on the Middle East and how the outcome of the war continues to play a role in…

    677 views
  • Ernest Hemingway John Dos Passos and World War I
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    Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, and World War I

    Steve Paul and James McGrath Morris discussed the deeds of authors Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos during World War I, and how the War effected their writing. Both writers served in…

    389 views
  • Georgians and the Birth of the Soviet Union
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    Georgians and the Birth of the Soviet Union

    Historian and author Erik Scott discussed the role non-Russian ethnic groups played in the 1917 Russian Revolution and the formation of the Soviet Union. In his illustrated talk, Mr. Scott…

    248 views
  • African Americans and World War I
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    African Americans and World War I

    University of Minnesota professor Saje Mathieu talked about how World War I impacted African Americans. She argued that the promise of a better life because of military service in the war…

    495 views
  • World War I and Britains 1917 Middle East Campaigns
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    World War I and Britain's 1917 Middle East Campaigns

    Professor John Calvert talked about the British campaigns in the Middle East during World War I. He focused on the year 1917, when British forces captured Gaza and Jerusalem from the…

    279 views
  • World War I Russian Soldiers and the 1917 Revolution
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    World War I Russian Soldiers and the 1917 Revolution

    Russian history professor Olga Porshneva discussed how Russian soldiers' beliefs and attittudes about World War I contributed to the unrest that led to the 1917 Russian Revolution and the…

    215 views
  • American Soldiers Views of Europeans 191718
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    American Soldiers' Views of Europeans, 1917-18

    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College professor Richard Faulkner talked about American soldiers' views of the French, British, and Germans after arriving in Europe in 1917.

    436 views
  • Peace Efforts Before US Entered World War I
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    Peace Efforts Before U.S. Entered World War I

    Historians Jay Sexton and Jennifer Keene discussed events leading up to U.S. entry into World War I. During this program, the historians commented on audio clips from “Enter the Peace Broker,” a…

    220 views
  • 1917 Selective Service Act and the Draft
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    1917 Selective Service Act and the Draft

    Richard Faulkner and Beth Bailey talked about the evolution of the military draft in the United States from the Civil War to the Vietnam War and beyond, when military service eventually…

    610 views
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